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A photographer on an electric horseless carriage that animal advocates hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in the city during the second press preview day at the 2014 New York International Auto Show  April 17, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

‘E-Carriage’ Debuts At New York International Auto Show

New Yorkers will get the chance to see an electric vehicle some say should replace the city’s horse-drawn carriages when it debuts this week at the New York International Auto Show.

04/17/2014

Liam Neeson (credit: Getty Images)

Liam Neeson: Proposal To Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages ‘A Class Issue’

Actor Liam Neeson is again speaking out against New York City’s plan to ban horse-drawn carriages in a New York Times editorial Tuesday.

04/15/2014

FILE - A horse-drawn carriage waits in Central Park. (file/credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban By Year’s End

Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing back his self-imposed deadline to ban horse-drawn carriages from New York City’s streets.

04/11/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio, City Council Tout Proposed Municipal ID Card Bill

Under the law, city agencies would be be required to accept the card, making it easier for New Yorkers to access city services where identification is required.

04/09/2014

President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order banning federal contractors from retaliating against employees during an event in the East Room of the White House in honor of "Equal Pay Day" on April 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NYC Elected Officials Rally, President Obama Signs Executive Order On National Equal Pay Day

Obama cited Census Bureau figures show that the annual earnings of women were 77 percent of what men earned in 2012, a difference that has barely budged over the past decade.

04/08/2014

FILE - Concrete foundations where houses once stood in Queens on October 24, 2013. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Storm Victims Testify At City Council Superstorm Sandy Recovery Hearing

The city acknowledged it has spent only a fraction of the money available for Sandy-related home repairs and rebuilding, but it’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to fix.

03/31/2014

An alternate side of the street parking sign is seen in New York City on March 31, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Proposes New Rules To Alternate Side Parking

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez has introduced a bill that would allow drivers to park on a street again right after a street sweeper moves through.

03/31/2014

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

A woman smokes an e-cigarette. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against NYC E-Cigarette Ban

The NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said Tuesday it filed the papers in state Supreme Court.

03/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor De Blasio Signs NYC Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.

03/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Plans To Sign Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

The bill expands mandatory paid sick time coverage to businesses that employ five or more people. Once signed, the law will take effect April first.

03/17/2014

City Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks on the steps of City Hall following a ceremony honoring some hip-hop pioneers, March 12, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Jumaane Williams)

City Councilmen, Hip-Hop Legends Push For Creation Of Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx

Afrika Bambaataa, of the South Bronx, said the museum would look at the historical and cultural roots of hip-hop and the contributions made by break dancers and disc jockeys.

03/13/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio To March In Queens St. Patrick’s Day Parade

According to a tweet from de Blasio’s office, the mayor will deliver remarks and march in the St. Pat’s For All parade in Queens.

03/01/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Committees Hear De Blasio’s Traffic Safety Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.

02/24/2014

Melissa Mark-Viverito on Jan. 8, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Melissa Mark-Viverito Elected NYC Council Speaker

Mayor Bill de Blasio ally Melissa Mark-Viverito has been elected as New York City council speaker.

01/08/2014

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